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© Shawnee News Star

1905 - 1997

Larkin Elijah Herd died Tuesday in a Shawnee hospital after a brief illness. He was 92.
He was born June 6, 1905, in Ozark County, Missouri, to Andrew J. and Hettie Ryles Herd.
He married Una Mae Gray on March 10, 1928, in Chandler.
Herd had come to Oklahoma in 1920 after the death of his mother and he began an agricultural career. He later worked with Shell Pipeline Company and then became a professional form fitter for Dresser Engineering of Tulsa, for whom he traveled throughout the west including Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming and Kansas. He returned to Chandler in 1974 and became a private contractor.
He was a member of the Church of God in Chandler.
He is survived by his wife, Una, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, W. D. "Bill" and Caroline G. Herd; grandson, Van, and sister, Muriel Cochran.
Preceding him in death were his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Chandler, with the Rev. Ray Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Chandler.
Published November 27, 1997.

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